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Simon Singh - Christmas Lecture - The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets
12 November 2013
3rd December 1pm - in J104, Loughborough University
Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Last Theorem and Big Bang, talks about his latest book, which explores mathematical themes hidden in The Simpsons. Everyone knows that The Simpsons is the most successful show in television history, but very few people realise that its team of mathematically gifted writers have used the show to explore everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity. Singh will also discuss how writers of Futurama have similarly made it their missions to smuggle deep mathematical ideas into the series.
Before Simon's talk there will be the presentation of the Loughborough Mathematics Merit Scholarships by the Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Linton.
For more information about Simon's book The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets, click here.